Genesis

The Story of Creation – Week 7(b) – John 1 and Colossians 1

Tonight, we are concluding our discussion of the First Creation Story found in Genesis 1:1-2:3 by discussing how the New Testament takes this story and applies it to Jesus. We will be looking primarily at Paul’s introductory Christological hymn in Colossians (Col. 1:15-20) and John’s Gospel Prologue (John 1:1-18). Please read these selections for Tuesday and think through how the writer …

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The Story of Creation – Week 7(a) – John 1 and Colossians 1

This Tuesday, we are concluding our discussion of the First Creation Story found in Genesis 1:1-2:3 by discussing how the New Testament takes this story and applies it to Jesus. We will be looking at John’s Gospel Prologue (John 1:1-18) and Paul’s introductory Christological hymn in Colossians (Col. 1:15-20). Please read these selections for Tuesday. HEBREW WISDOM …

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The Story of Creation – Week 5(b) – Genesis 1:6-25

This evening we will be reading through Genesis 1:6-25.  When we read through these Days of Creation in light of other ancient mythologies, Genesis consistently emphasizes the absolute sovereignty and pre-existence of the one God. For example, in Day Three, God says “Let the earth put forth vegetation.” In other words, the earth’s generative and creative …

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The Story of Creation – Week 4(a) – Genesis 1:3-5

This Tuesday, we will be discussing the First Day of Creation in Genesis 1:3-5. “God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.” THEODICY – A NEGATION OF EVIL In any religious/philosophical system, the existence of evil may pose the …

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